Collects the best of Traver's work. Filled with tall tales, strange happenings, and true lore. Traver loved fishing for trout on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. His experiences made for two memorable books and numerous essays. He is recognized as among the best writers of his generation.
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Traver on Fishing collects the best that the old judge wrote about his favorite sport - tall tales, strange happenings and true lore, including his famous 'Testament of a Fisherman'. This book is a marvelous catch of wit, wisdom, and anecdote sure to delight everyone who enjoys a master storyteller, who just happens to write here about his wonderful world of trout fishing. (7 1/4 x 9 1/2, 348 pages)
Robert Traver (1903-1991), the pseudonym for John D. Voelker, was an associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court when his novel Anatomy of a Murder, later made into the classic movie with Jimmy Stewart, rocketed him to national fame. Soon afterward, in his mid-fifties, he quit the bench in order to write and fish and hunt morels near Ishpeming, Michigan. His eleven books include Hornstein's Boy, The Jealous Mistress, Anatomy of a Murder, and Small Town D.A.
Nick Lyons, a former professor of English at Hunter College, was John Voelker's editor for Trout Magic. He writes frequently about fishing and lives in New York City. Recently, he edited the bestselling collection Hemingway on Fishing.
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Book Description Sep 25, 2006. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Fine discs/VG case. Bookseller Inventory # II-DA7D-WLJH